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Is It Possible To Earn XRP Through Ripple Mining?

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Thanks to the constant rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, many new individual investors have decided to join the growing crypto space. After recent Ripple price surge, numerous new investors have developed an interest in this coin. Because of this, they started to explore it in order to find ways of earning XRP coins. As a result, many started to wonder how Ripple mining can be achieved, and what kind of mining rig do they need. This is what we will be addressing today.

Ripple mining is not possible

Yes, that is correct. Whether you’ve heard it on a forum, or if someone familiar with this coin has told you — the fact remains. Ripple is simply not mineable.

In fact, this is one of the biggest differences between Ripple and other digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRON, and alike. The obvious question now is — why?

Well, there are several reasons why you can’t mine Ripple. The first one is the fact that ripple is controlled by a company. This is the same company that has created it, Ripple Labs. While the company denies having any great control over the currency, the fact is that they are the only ones who can create new XRP coins.

So far, the company has produced around 100 billion XRP, although only a part of it (39.8 billion) has been released into circulation. While most other coins also have a total supply, cryptos like Bitcoin can be mined until that total supply is released into circulation. In other words, the circulating supply of Bitcoin is constantly growing with each new block that gets ‘solved’. On the other hand, Ripple has its circulating supply fixed, and this will remain so until the company decides to release more coins.

How to gain XRP if not through Ripple mining?

There is only one way to get to XRP coins through mining, and that is to mine other cryptos. After doing so, you can either exchange them for Bitcoin and then buy XRP, or you can buy XRP directly if there is a trading pair for the currency you have mined.

In other words, the only way to get to XRP is to trade some other coin for it. If you ever run across a method that explains that you can, in fact, mine Ripple — it is likely a trick or a scam.

Ripple is a cryptocurrency for banks

It is widely known that banks and other financial institutions are not especially supportive of cryptocurrencies. And yet, numerous reports from all sides of the world claim that banks are opening up to Ripple, and are choosing it as their preferred coin.

This is not fake news, and Ripple is indeed targeted by many banks. The reason behind this is the fact that Ripple has created some very useful and much-needed products. These products, like xCurrent or xRapid, are used to improve the speed of financial transactions.

The technology that banks have been using up to this point is already getting old and is often not capable of meeting higher and higher demands. This is why the banks recognized the need to improve their tech. And, since Ripple is much more stable than most other coins due to the fact that there is a reputable company behind it, financial institutions decided to give it a chance.

In fact, the recent price surge is a direct consequence of this decision, as many believe that banks are finally getting ready to actually implement Ripple’s products. This would provide a coin with a unique use case that would make it essential for the future of transaction-making.

As for Ripple mining, it remains impossible. Because of this, everyone looking to get their hands on XRP tokens can either buy them or trade another coin for them.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

In the past few…

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TRON (TRX) Is Likely to Go Big in June

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We are now halfway through 2019, and the situation in the crypto space is better than ever in the past year. Numerous cryptos are seeing large gains, often cut by brief periods of stagnation or small corrections, but the overall sentiment is obviously bullish.

Bitcoin sits way above the $8k mark, and while it struggles to go beyond $8,700, it is still trying to grow. Investors and analysts are quite bullish regarding the foreseeable future, and a lot of altcoins are expected to follow BTC in this regard. However, today, we would like to talk about one particular altcoin — TRON (TRX) — as well as why it is likely to go big in June.

TRON’s progress so far

As many people in and out of TRON community know, TRX is not a project that often sits still. It is rich with announcements, particularly when it comes to his CEO, Justin Sun, whose enthusiastic tweets often seem like hype building to many.

However, TRON made some massive progress in 2018, which was the worst year cryptocurrencies have ever seen. This is not something that can be achieved through hype alone, and the project needs to have true quality and value in order to see such massive development in the middle of the longest and harshest crypto winter in…

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IOTA (MIOTA) Pending Update Might Bring Huge Gains in Days to Come

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The crypto space is erupting once again, and if popular predictions are correct — the growth is only starting. However, in the vast sea of altcoins that hold the massive potential to go big in the future, we would like to set IOTA aside as one of the coins that might blow up quite soon.

As always, there are no guarantees of this, as the crypto space still lacks regulations, and remains highly volatile. To see proof of this, all you need to do is look at Bitcoin, which goes up by $1,000 within a day, only to slowly drop by $700 in the following week, and then repeat the process. In other words, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding any project, and that includes IOTA.

However, even with all of that in mind, many are quite optimistic about this particular project, especially after a recent announcement. The announcement in question indicates that IOTA is about to see a massive upgrade. In most cases, this would be more than enough of a reason to expect the coin to start performing better. But, in IOTA’s case, this is nearly a guarantee that it will.

The update is believed to carry a lot of fixes for a lot of problems that traders and investors have been reporting for a while. No crypto is perfect, and since IOTA is…

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